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Glen Fisher cuts wrist when confronted by police

Published On: Aug 14 2013 04:34:47 PM EDT


A 42-year-old Scranton man began cutting his wrist when police approached him after a one-car accident in Gouldsboro early Saturday morning.

Pocono Mountain Regional Police report that Glen Charles Fisher was intoxicated but not injured when they responded to a single-vehicle accident at 3:53 a.m. Saturday on Coolbaugh Road near Route 507 in Gouldsboro.

When police approached Fisher, whom they identified as the driver of the crashed vehicle, he retreated to the opposite side of the road.


He produced a utility razor knife from his rear pocket, put it to his wrist and began cutting himself. Officers used an electronic stun gun to keep Fisher from harming himself further.

Fisher was taken into police custody, treated on the scene by Gouldsboro EMS, then transported to Pocono Medical Center for treatment of his self-inflicted wound. He  then was committed for a mental health evaluation.

He will be facing charges of resisting arrest and DUI, pending blood test results.